Jamie Anderson

Development fees paying lion’s share of new dog park costs

Most of the tab for three new dog parks in Scarborough is being picked up by developers, Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker says. On Oct. 6, the Ward 38 councillor announced Scarborough will be gaining the three new dog parks. The total cost of the new parks is pegged at $700,000, with $500,000 being paid for through what are known as Section 37 contributions: money paid by developers and used to improve communities.

Scarborough has gone to the dogs

On Oct 6. Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker held a Cutest Dog Contest at Thomson Memorial Park. Scarborough residents brought their canine companions to the dog park and entered them into some friendly competitions including cutest dog (small, medium and large), longest tail, best dressed, dogs who look like their owners and of course, best trick.

Seniors Put It Into Words

Last week Scarborough seniors gathered for an afternoon of creative writing and thoughtful discussion. Scarborough Arts launched their first Scarborough Seniors Write workshop on Sept. 26 at the Kennedy/Eglinton Toronto Public Library. Every week they work on developing their creative writing, poetry, story sharing and digital media skills.

Adoption event helps Scarborough residents find new pets

After moving from Barbados twelve years ago, Kimitra Lovell says learning how to own a cat in Canada was a big reality check.

Lovell was just one of dozens of people who visited the Petsmart near Eglington and Birchmount on Saturday to take advantage of the National Adoption Weekend to check out some cats and dogs from Toronto Animal Services.

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Soapy cars cause environmental woes

With the warm weather approaching, many Torontonians are going to begin cleaning up their cars.  But experts say chemicals that come from car washing can also have a negative affect on the environment. The warning…

Toronto erotic art show: for a different kind of Valentine’s Day present

Loud dance music, friendly faces and a table full of dildos are what greeted you Saturday if you attended the 7th annual Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

The fair, produced by Come As You Are, a sex shop on Queen Street West allows artists to show off their unique knitted or graphic artwork, and allows shoppers to pick out something fun and erotic to get their sweethearts or themselves for Valentine’s Day.